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Skylight Diner

402 West 34th Street, At 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10001
+1 212-244-0395
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (40 reviews)
“meatloaf” (15 reviews)
“home fries” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
402 West 34th Street, At 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10001
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had brunch here after walking the High Line in the freezing cold. You can see the chef mold the burger patty from a container of freshly minced streak before serving it up medium-rare with chips. Bottomless coffee, free WiFi and just so nice compared to...More

Thank Samuel R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Giving this place another chance after a few years of avoiding it. Check was delivered immediately after the food, no problem. I glanced at it. After a while, asked for a coffee refill, and check was taken away with my coffee cup (why not bring...More

Thank bkcarolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here on my last trip to NYC and had breakfast here every morning. Very good breakfasts at a very reasonable price. Service was fast and efficient. Will definitely return here.

Thank amanda m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after shopping nearby fgor a quick breakfast. Our waitress was very friendly and the food was delicious. It was nice eating at a restaurant where the tables weren't crammed together like the other places we ate at.

Thank Libby S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, great staff and very reasonable prices, we used Skylight Diner for a couple of breakfasts while staying at The Newyorker.

Thank Coj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, economic and pleasant place to eat. Very helpful and friendly staff. The serves were a decent size.

Thank tjstringer
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Tasty food, good value for money, friendly and efficient service. Would definitely go back if we were in the area.

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 12 January 2018

I went here because it is close to the B&H photo store. Had the Gyro with Greek Salad ad French fries. Plenty of food, I couldn't eat all the fries. The gyro was very good. Reasonable price for NYC also.

Thank greenheron54
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Great diner about one block from Penn Station. Place is well lite, plenty of seats and the food is very good. I had the pancakes which were great and their home fries are very tasty. Service is prompt and prices are fair.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Perfectly located across the street from B&H Camera, this place is the spot to refuel after looking at cameras and equipment. Starlight is a traditional diner, and one of the nicest I've eaten in. The plates are not only loaded with food, but really nicely...More

1  Thank cg-globetrotter
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25 October 2017|
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Response from BusdriverPhil | Reviewed this property |
Yes on all counts especially the large group reservation.
2 March 2017|
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Response from Divine R | Reviewed this property |
No they done have gluten free I'm not to sure about the dairy. No bookings necessary quite a laid back space.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 West 34th Street, At 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10001
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-244-0395
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